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    SADOW: Harrah’s Needs An Exemption From New Orleans’ Smoking Ban

SADOW: Harrah’s Needs An Exemption From New Orleans’ Smoking Ban

As the culture in Louisiana changes, partial adaptation to that by policy-makers is as bad as not adapting to it at all, as the nexus of nonsmoking and casino revenues

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    SADOW: Legal Fees Defending Louisiana’s Constitution Were Worth Every Penny

SADOW: Legal Fees Defending Louisiana’s Constitution Were Worth Every Penny

Louisiana spent a lot of money defending its Constitution for something overturned by federal judicial fiat. It was worth it. Last month’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that protected

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    SADOW: Let’s Not Get Sucked Into New Jersey’s “Resign To Run” Nonsense

SADOW: Let’s Not Get Sucked Into New Jersey’s “Resign To Run” Nonsense

So, New Jersey legislators want to indulge in pique, soothe bruised egos, and half bake concern over state governance by forcing officeholders to resign for office if they declare candidacy

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    SADOW: Time To Dump The North Louisiana Hospital Deal

SADOW: Time To Dump The North Louisiana Hospital Deal

The best defense is a good offense, and so the private-public partnership for charity hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe has descended into farce as the state claims breach of contract

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    SADOW: Jindal Might Just Have A Breakout Opportunity Now

SADOW: Jindal Might Just Have A Breakout Opportunity Now

The next two weeks could make or break Gov. Bobby Jindal’s presidential aspirations – and suddenly several events have teed up the softballs he needs to jumpstart his campaign. Before

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    SADOW: Just How Bad Was The 2015 Legislative Session?

SADOW: Just How Bad Was The 2015 Legislative Session?

A couple of interest groups graded Louisiana’s legislators harshly for their votes last session. But a more comprehensive overview shows things weren’t as “bad” as these groups make them out

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SADOW: It Is Now Time For Louisiana’s Own Public Breastfeeding Controversy

  SADOW: It Is Now Time For Louisiana’s Own Public Breastfeeding Controversy

Do we really have to have a controversy over breastfeeding in public in Louisiana? Especially in a state known for

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SADOW: How About Demoting A Few Higher Education Institutions To Make The Budget Work?

  SADOW: How About Demoting A Few Higher Education Institutions To Make The Budget Work?

Drowned out by all of the cheering concerning a standstill higher education budget in Louisiana passed last month was these

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SADOW: For The Film Tax Credit Crowd, Discretion Is The Better Part Of Valor

  SADOW: For The Film Tax Credit Crowd, Discretion Is The Better Part Of Valor

Understand that the retreat of special interests wishing to siphon more tax dollars from citizens to make movies is not

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SADOW: Problems Abound With The New Medical Marijuana Law

  SADOW: Problems Abound With The New Medical Marijuana Law

So Louisiana finally took the plunge this regular session and went for making dispensing of medical marijuana in the state a

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SADOW: Enough With The Attacks On History

  SADOW: Enough With The Attacks On History

Like herpes, the manufactured conflict of the display of the (Third) Confederate (Battle) Flag keeps coming back, but in the

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SADOW: Boy Howdy, The Lefties Sure Do Hate Them Some Bobby Jindal

  SADOW: Boy Howdy, The Lefties Sure Do Hate Them Some Bobby Jindal

It’s a reflection of the impoverishment of liberalism that explains why Gov. Bobby Jindal rankles so much its faithful, if

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SADOW: Right Idea, But Missed Surer Things To Stop Tax Hikes

  SADOW: Right Idea, But Missed Surer Things To Stop Tax Hikes

The good news is somebody made to obvious move to sue the Louisiana Legislature for ignoring the Constitution regarding the

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SADOW: Post-Obergefell, Louisiana Is On The Front Lines Of Religious Liberty

  SADOW: Post-Obergefell, Louisiana Is On The Front Lines Of Religious Liberty

When the U.S. Supreme Court recently created a new protected class, people who identify themselves as homosexuals, it opened a

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SADOW: Why Not Wait A Little Before Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses?

  SADOW: Why Not Wait A Little Before Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses?

So people of the same sex who wish to marry each other may have to wait a bit to obtain

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SADOW: President Jindal And The GOP Could Fix Those Supreme Court Decisions If They Wanted…

  SADOW: President Jindal And The GOP Could Fix Those Supreme Court Decisions If They Wanted…

Perhaps echoing sentiments he has harbored from his youthful enthusiasm for former Pres. Ronald Reagan, Gov. Bobby Jindal has transferred

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SADOW: Louisiana Ought To Just Dump Marriage Recognition Altogether

  SADOW: Louisiana Ought To Just Dump Marriage Recognition Altogether

To say last week was a bad week for the Constitution, rule of law, and democracy in America would be a

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SADOW: Now The Movie Industry Wants To Sue To Keep Their Free Stuff

  SADOW: Now The Movie Industry Wants To Sue To Keep Their Free Stuff

Having already taken more than a billion dollars out of Louisiana than they put it, filmmakers and related interests backing

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SADOW: Look For A Lot More Kelvin Cochrans To Come When SCOTUS Gives Us Gay Marriage

  SADOW: Look For A Lot More Kelvin Cochrans To Come When SCOTUS Gives Us Gay Marriage

Within days, the U.S. Supreme Court will make a ruling that could spread same sex marriage nationwide (even if they

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